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Fast and easy configuration of PROFIBUS and HART devices

Sasol Germany GmbH

Industry: Process

Application: HART Asset Management

Product:  TH LINK PROFIBUS, TH SCOPE, TACC, PACTware

Benefit: Reduction of failure risk and Optimization of work processes

Situation

  • Production of fatty alcohols and derivatives and inorganic specialty chemicals (in Brunsbüttel)
  • Many HART devices, which are connected via more than 100 remote IOs to the bus

Solution

  • Deployment of more than 60 TH LINK PROFIBUS gateways and Softing CommDTM for a central access to HART devices via PROFIBUS
  • Used by multiple Asset Management Systems  (Emerson AMS Suite including TACC, Yokogawa PRM)
  • Implementation of Loop-Checks with PACTware
  • Continuous online diagnosis of bus lines with TH SCOPE

Benefits

  • Optimization of work processes (faster devices parameterization)
  • Predictive maintenance (predictive alarm in the event of an error, improved utilization of planned maintenance intervals), reliable start-ups
  • The sum of the measures: Fast error analysis in case of bus problems, reduction of failure risk for the plant
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Softing Inc.

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